This page is dedicated to driving a conversation for choral musicians with the PHILOSOPHY of Choral Music at the heart of every post and podcast episode. Topics will be wide ranging from the technical aspects of our jobs and careers all the way to the artistic interpretations and values that make us who we are as artists. Join me in this conversation in which I hope we can learn from each other.
Episode 67 Part 1: How to Create your Musician’s Credo with Vince Peterson
Then, be sure to tune in to Part 2 next week, as Vince discusses his brainstorm that is “Greenhouse Music” and why he thinks some of the problems with music education, and educator training need real solutions by rethinking the model, the access and the outcomes. Vince Peterson is a respected choral conductor, composer/arranger, and teacher … Continue reading "Episode 67 Part 1: How to Create your Musician’s Credo with Vince Peterson"
Episode 66: “I Shine!” Music as Self Care with Sarah Quartel
Another Installment of the Oxford Series on the Choralosophy Podcast I had the joy and privilege of chatting with Oxford Choral Composer, Sarah Quartel. We centered our conversation around the ideas of collaborative music making, and choral music specifically, and their ability to build community, increase well being, flourishing and growth. We ranged also to … Continue reading "Episode 66: “I Shine!” Music as Self Care with Sarah Quartel"
Car Thoughts: How To Get Choirs to “Sing Louder”
Spoiler- Don’t Ask Them To Sing Louder One of the most common questions I get from choir teachers is “How do I get my kids to sing louder?! I beg and I plead, but they just don’t make any noise.” The first mistake you made was the begging and pleading. The second mistake was asking … Continue reading "Car Thoughts: How To Get Choirs to “Sing Louder”"
Episode 65: The Art of Community with Dr. Iona Italia
Shared goals are more important than any other factors when building community. Not shared cultures, shared backgrounds, or shared talents. We just need to want the same things. Choirs are typically natural breeding grounds of this type of shared interest. In this episode I compare notes with writer, podcaster and Tango instructor Dr. Iona Italia … Continue reading "Episode 65: The Art of Community with Dr. Iona Italia"
Episode 64: Student Perspectives on Choir in a Pandemic with Highland High Choir and Steve Hickman
Show Notes Here (This episode had some weird tech things with my website.)
This is an excellent podcast for anyone who has an interest in choral music. The guests and topics are current and relevant and the host, Chris Munce, is not only passionate about the topic, but an engaging interviewer. A much needed podcast for choral enthusiasts!
Continues to be on point and awesome
Chris continues to inform and educate on a number of relevant topics and conversations. His guests are fabulous and they share applicable information that have absolutely made my teaching better. Bottom line: I look forward to every episode that drops. Thank you for this amazing podcast!
Informative and Thought Provoking
Love this podcast!!! Please keep doing what you are doing! 👌🏻👌🏻